“The murder of three people in their foothills home is shocking and horrific. I understand you have questions and want to know as much as possible about the investigation. I do too. The good news is Ada County Sheriff’s detectives have found lots of answers. And they are working tirelessly to piece together the case.
This investigation is about the Welps. I want justice for the victims. Every day we get one step closer to that. All of the information and evidence is being turned over to prosecutors as we move toward charges in this case.
As soon as we can share some of those details without jeopardizing our investigation into this horrible crime — or any court proceedings that arise from it — we will.
There is one man in custody on theft and forgery charges in connection with this case. At this point in the investigation, I can tell you that man — Adam Dees — is a suspect in the triple homicide.
It is important to point out, however, that Dees is not currently charged with those deaths.
As I said before, I do not believe there is an ongoing threat in our community related to these deaths. I feel more confident than ever that is true. I think that confidence will become clearer to you in the weeks ahead.”
Sheriff Gary Raney